Texting while driving can be fatal. But texting while walking can also be equally dangerous, if not worse.
A woman in China was so distracted while using her cell phone that she somersaulted down 30 steps, landing on her face.
CCTV footage of the incident shows her hurrying down the stairs in a train station, reportedly in Xi’an, Shaanxi, before falling down.
As nasty as the tumble was, even more shocking was the moment when a station employee rushed to her aid and the first thing that she appeared concerned about was the very device that caused the accident.
The episode comes a few days after a toddler in Yueyang, Hunan, was run over by an SUV while her mom was busy checking her smartphone.
Smartphone addiction while walking in public spaces has become a legitimate health hazard.
In Seoul, South Korea, authorities have installed outdoor signs warning pedestrians of the dangers of texting while walking.